the invitation

“The beauty of a woman isn’t in the clothes she wears;
the figure that she has or the way she styles her hair.
The beauty of a woman is seen in her eyes
because the eyes are the doorway to her heart,
the place where love resides.

The true beauty in a woman is reflected by her soul.
It’s the way she cares
and the passion she exudes.
The beauty of a woman
only grows throughout her life”

This photo session was wonderful!

This woman is fun, gorgeous, happy, proud, sensitive and beautiful.
She’s also a mother, a wife, and in many ways, a survivor.

During the photo session, I had to pull away from my camera a few times. I had asked her to think about something she loves very much. Her eyes changed, her connection adjusted more deeply, I squeezed the button on my camera. I was overwhelmed with the powerful beauty that I saw. I could see her strength, her courage, her laughter and her love, deep in her eyes. Her soul had opened the door behind her eyes and invited me inside.

My eyes filled with tears.

I showed her this image on the back of my camera (which I rarely do). She softly whispered in amazed discovery, ‘wow, I am beautiful’.

We cried. We laughed. We hugged.

My gift was to provide a reminder of that moment.
She has a photograph, a tangible memory.
She carries her beauty with her every day.
Her photograph is just to remind her that she is beautiful & she doesn’t have to whisper it.

One thought on “the invitation

  1. What an amazing gift you have to share.
    Beauty is timeless. The eyes are the window to the soul. She has that intensity that was captured in the eyes of the famous National Geographic cover.

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